Mungret, Abbey and Bullaun Stone, Co. Limerick.

Location – In Mungret village. This is the main ruin at the site and it surrounded by a still used graveyard.
OS: R 543 538 (map 65)
Longitude: 8° 40' 30.23" W
Latitude: 52° 38' 0.86" N

Description and History – This is the largest of the ruins at the site and was built sometime between 1251 and 1272. The remains consist of a nave and chancel and a large tower. The Western end with the large tower (a former priest’s quarters) dates to the 15th century and represents a phase of rebuilding. It was later used as a Protestant church until 1822. This is a very attractive ruin but remains locked and can only be viewed from the outside.

Difficulty – Easy to find but the graveyard is uneven underfoot.

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This stone is propped up against the wall of the abbey and looks like a bullaun to me although I could find no record of it. It may be a natural depression in the stone but considering its location at an early Christian site I think it is fair to say that this may have been used as a bullaun.

As you can see the graveyard is littered with old bits of stone.

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